Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Biden is pressuring Israel
- Israel Defence Poll
- A criminal investigation
- A pipeline Biden likes
- 10 Year Old obliterates argument for masks at school
- Most Disappointing News of the Day
- Not a legitimate civil rights group
- Reader Writes...
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
Psalms 62:1 KJV
Biden is pressuring Israel
By Mike Huckabee
Predictably for a Democrat Administration, President Biden is reportedly pressuring the Israelis to “wind down” their offensive in Gaza.
Hamas is still firing rockets at Israel, but liberals think that nine days of fighting to stop them is enough and Israel should pull back now. Where have I heard this strategy before, of pulling out before the enemy that attacked you is defeated? Oh yes, it was under Obama/Biden, when the troop pullout to meet an election deadline created a vacuum that allowed for the rise of ISIS.
How about if the Biden White House lets Israel make its own decisions about protecting its people? They’re obviously far more competent at it than anyone in the Biden White House.
Case in point: House lawmakers are frustrated with the Biden White House’s “total lack of a sense of urgency or a plan” to aid thousands of Afghans who worked as interpreters and in other jobs for the US. They’re in danger of being hunted down and killed by the Taliban after Biden pulls all our troops out by September 11th. Florida Republican Rep. Michael Waltz, a former Green Beret who worked with Afghan interpreters, said, “The day the last U.S. soldier goes wheels up out of Bagram air base, we’ve handed these people a death sentence.”
House members sent a bipartisan letter to Biden on April 21st, urging him to expedite special immigrant visas for Afghans who helped Americans. The average time to process a visa is 800 days, there are now only 115 days until the planned Afghanistan pullout, and Biden hasn’t even responded to the letter they sent nearly a month ago. It sounds as if he put Kamala Harris in charge of it.
The State Department says it added staffers to process the visas, but that’s not sufficient considering the “massive bureaucratic delays” they have to deal with.
Does anyone else get the feeling that if we still had Trump in the White House, those bureaucratic delays would be cleared out of the way if it meant saving thousands of lives?
President Biden is pressuring Israelis to “wind down” in Gaza. Hamas still firing rockets, but liberals say Israel should pull back.
Do you support Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas' rockets and terror?
A criminal investigation
By Mike Huckabee
The New York Attorney General’s Office announced that it is joining with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in investigating the Trump Organization, and that this is no longer just a civil investigation but a criminal investigation.
Let me put that into plain English for you: “We haven’t been able to come up with any legitimate civil offense to charge the Trump Organization with, so our equally politicized state prosecutors are going to launch their own fishing expedition.”
If you think it’s coincidental that in making this monumental announcement, they failed to list any actual criminal activity of which Trump’s company is suspected, then you’re living in a fool’s paradise. This is Banana Republic territory, abusing the legal system to prosecute political opponents. Or more precisely, Stalinesque: it was Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s head of secret police, who infamously said, “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.” There’s a place for him in the New York “Justice” system.
As the article at the link points out, this idea that Trump is some sort of crime boss who personally keeps two sets of books is a bizarre fantasy of the left, the same one from which sprung the idea that if they could just see his income tax forms, they could prove he committed felonies. They seem to imagine him staying up till midnight on April 14th, filling out his tax forms himself. It never occurs to them that (1.) if he were going to commit felonies, he certainly wouldn’t admit it on his income tax forms, which the IRS has had for years and never brought charges over, or (2.) that the tax forms for Trump and his multinational network of companies run thousands of pages and are prepared by platoons of accountants and lawyers. They know every jot and comma of tax laws and how to take advantage of them legally.
As the article also points out, Trump undoubtedly has much better lawyers than the ones who work for the city and state, and they will be ready to legally justify every decision that’s questioned. You’d think that in a place where serious crime is skyrocketing, prosecutors might have better things to do than waste time and taxpayer money playing Captain Ahab against a political opponent who left office four months ago, and possibly driving yet another major employer out of New York. But then, you don’t have their warped priorities.
In a related story, and speaking of dumb decisions about criminal justice by blue city leaders, Baltimore is following the lead of Los Angeles and New York City in re-funding its police department with an extra $28 million.
This follows a huge surge in crime that happened after the city council defunded the police with a $22 million cut last June (who could've seen that coming?) So bottom line: Baltimore taxpayers get to pay an extra $6 million just to try to get the police department and the crime rate back to where they were before the city council caused so much pain and misery with their own stupidity.
Now that they’re re-funding the police, Baltimore voters should re-ject their city council and demand a re-fund of their salaries.
A pipeline Biden likes
By Mike Huckabee
After killing US jobs and harming both the environment and America’s energy independence by killing the Keystone XL Pipeline project, President Biden has at last found an oil pipeline he can get behind. Axios reports that the Biden State Department plans to waive sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a pipeline that’s being built to transport Russian oil to Germany.
The CEO of Nord Stream 2 is a close friend of Vladimir Putin, and critics say this pipeline will allow Putin and his cronies to gain a stranglehold over Europe’s gas supply. Nikki Haley said Biden just gave Putin a huge gift.
Now, reread that story, replace the name “Biden” with “Trump,” and imagine how our media would go absolutely bonkers accusing the President of being a Russian puppet.
10-Year-old obliterates argument for masks at school
By Mike Huckabee
I get the feeling (and it’s a hopeful feeling) that I might have seen a future President of the United States enter the national consciousness when this video went viral.
It’s 10-year-old fourth grader John Provenzano, who gave an impressive speech before his school board in Marin County, Florida, pointing out the illogical mask mandate rules, the health problems they’re causing, and the hypocritical ways in which the mandate is being enforced, and pleading for an end to it. In a quote that would make the Founders proud, he declared, “Breathing freely doesn’t seem like something we should have to ask any other people for permission for.”
Unfortunately, the board didn’t have the wisdom of this 10-year-old and voted to keep the mandate in place until summer school starts.
For those who think John was just reading a statement written by his parents, check out his terrific appearance last night on Tucker Carlson’s show. I could name a few Congress members that I’d love to see him replace right now.
Most Disappointing News of the Day (reposting because this is still the most disappointing news of the day)
By Mike Huckabee
Don Lemon’s hints that his conservative-bashing CNN show was coming to an end were just a cheap publicity stunt. All they’re doing is retooling and renaming it to “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon,” an obvious rip-off of the more highly-rated “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News. It really should be illegal to get people’s hopes up that high when you don’t really mean it.
Not a legitimate civil rights group
By Mike Huckabee
In case there are still any illusions that Black Lives Matter is a legitimate civil rights group rather than an organization run by radical leftists (not that it’s ever been much of a secret),
its leaders just declared “solidarity” with the Palestinians, accused Israel of colonialism and said, “We will continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation.” What that has to do with protecting black lives is beyond me. But it does put them squarely on the side of Hamas militants who started this current violence by firing hundreds of missiles indiscriminately at Israeli civilians, so it appears that Jewish lives don’t matter a whit to them.
Naturally, BLM’s siding with the Palestinians elicited cheers from odious groups such as the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, who accuse Israel of committing war crimes in striking back against Hamas. In response, the Israeli Defense Forces pointed out that Hamas hides among civilians, using them as human shields, and that the IDF warns civilians ahead of strikes on Hamas facilities to give them time to get to safety. They tweeted, "Israel fights to protect its civilians. Hamas uses civilians to protect itself."
It seems like a pretty obvious difference, but I guess if you think Hamas militants who are firing missiles at innocent civilians are the good guys, you’re easily confused. Not that I expect the leaders of BLM to read this, but here’s an article by Dennis Prager explaining why anti-Semitism is the worst form of racism.
A Reader Writes Back...
We can fight the left with our wallets. Get off facebook. Don't use Amazon. Don't use twitter. Don't buy from Apple. Netflix is next on our list. We are doing quite well without them.
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